RECORD: Anon. 1890. [Review of Journal of researches]. Nature and science. Literary News, vol. 11 (April): 124.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe. 6.2021. RN1

NOTE: See the record for this item in the Freeman Bibliographical Database by entering its Identifier here. Darwin, C. R. 1890. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle etc. New York: D. Appleton.

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DARWIN, C. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage round the world of H. M. S. Beagle, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy. R. N. New ed., with il. by R. T. Pritchett. Appleton. 8° $5.

The extraordinary minuteness and accuracy of Mr. Darwin's observations, combined with the charm and simplicity of his descriptions, have insured the popularity of this book with all classes of readers; and that popularity has even increased in recent years. No attempt, however, has hitherto been made to produce an illustrated edition of this valuable work; numberless places and objects are mentioned and described, but the difficulty of obtaining authentic and original representations of them drawn for the purpose has never been  overcome until now. Most of the views given in this work are from sketches made on the spot by Mr. Pritchett (well known by his connection with the voyages of the Sunbeam and Wanderer), with Mr. Darwin's book by his side. Some few of the others are taken from engravings which Mr. Darwin had himself selected for their interest as illustrating his voyage, and which have been kindly lent by his son.

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